Health care organization names foundation director

Stacey Mascarenas
Stacey Mascarenas

Stacey Mascarenas has joined Family Health West as director of its new foundation.

In her new role, Mascarenas will raise funding to improve the senior living facilities the Fruita health care organization operates. “We are in desperate need for upgrades that will make our residents’ time with us, along with their families, that much more meaningful and pleasant,” she said.

Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West, said the formation of a foundation has been under consideration for a while. “Stacey is well-suited for leading this effort and ensuring that our community receives exceptional care for years to come,” he said.

Mascarenas brings to her new duties experience as a commissioner to convey real estate, right of way agent, property agent and public information officer with Mesa County. She’s also served nearly eight years on the Fruita City Council and has served on the boards of other organizations, including Family Health West, the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee and Salvation Army. Mascarenas holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University and served as president of the CMU Alumni Association.

“They say a person should experience at least one major change in life. And after serving on the Family Health West board for several years, my passion for Family Health West grew into making that life change,” Mascarenas said.

Family Health West operates a hospital, assisted-living and skilled care residences and a range of outpatient clinics. For more information, call 858-3900 or visit the Web site at